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Nov 21, 2012 12:00am PST
quote . >> you don't want to lose your e-mail address. but either way michael finney has a report you need to see. >> and he is here with a special 7 on your side money saver.
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
a walmart unveiled it's veiled it's plan for black fridaym w on thanksgiving night. >> michael finney taking your questions on twit skbrer facebook now and will answer them here live later, you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> then, later on the aisle best movie don sanchez says he's seen all year. >> taking a look at traffic right now in the san francisco skyway, i was going to say friday, is very slow going no matter which way you're trying to head right now. backed up trying to make the way across the bay bridge and south, towards the peninsula and beyond. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues >>> a big rig driver just got a taste of how tough it with be to navigate through a hilly terrain. the truck blocked traffic for hours before they can get a tow truck out there to clear the intersection. the driver says he got lost trying to get to south san francisco, and was following directions on gps. >> oh. well, thursday is the new black for retailers. walmart announced it will open doors earlier than last year at 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day. it plans to offe
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
on your side's michael finney looks at some of the best deals you will find on black friday. >> and here is one way not to cook a turkey. the warning from firefighters. and then later on "nightline." >> carolyn and dan, coming up next on "fight --" nightline" a fragile cease-fire in the middle east. can it hold? and they are being called extreme cougars. women of a certain age seeking much younger men. that's on "nightline." >> stay with us. abc news at 11:00 continues >>> wal-mart could be more chaotic than usual this black friday. it is not uncommon to see hundreds people at a time rushing for sales items. but this year workers at many stores planned a black friday walkout. wal-mart asked authorities to blockett protest calling it illegal. they want to inform shoppers about wal-mart's unfair work conditions. >> talking about shopping, this year thursday is the new black for holiday shoppers. a lot of stores plan to open tomorrow as early as 8:00 p.m. after the thanksgiving meals. 7 on your side's michael finney has a look at some of the best deals you will find in the madness of the ho
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
not sit well with santa clara county residents. >> michael finney will show you how people in the bay area rate their cellphone companies. you'll see which ones came out on top. >> cheryl: take a look at live doppler 7. you can see the storm covering the north part heading in the bay area right now. the >>> san mateo county is battle state of the water recycling plant that could some day make the dirtiest water drinkable. heather ishimaru joins us live in north san jose with the story. >> reporter: the water recycled here at this new plant will not be for drinking, whether it be for irrigation and industry. it could be that the technology they are using here in 15 years or so could be used to clean any waste water to make it clean enough to drink. >> it is an elaborate and intricate system of pipes and tanks, pumps and valves, designed to produce most basic of our needs. >> water that doesn't make it through or concentrate goes through a second path. >> this is a water district's new advanced water purification center. state of the art three step process will recycle even the dirtiest wate
KOFY
Nov 22, 2012 12:00am PST
of the busiest days of the year. >> and for those planning to shop, 7 on your side's michael finney looks at some of the best deals you will find on black friday. >> and here is one way not to cook a turkey. the warning from firefighters. and then later on "nightline." >> carolyn and dan, coming up next on "fight --" nightline" a fragile cease-fire in the middle east. can it hold? and they are being called extreme cougars. women of a certain age seeking much younger men. that's on "nightline." >> stay with us. >>> wal-mart could be more chaotic than usual this black friday. it is not uncommon to see hundreds people at a time rushing for sales items. but this year workers at many stores planned a black friday walkout. wal-mart asked authorities to blockett protest calling it illegal. they want to inform shoppers about wal-mart's unfair work conditions. >> talking about shopping, this year thursday is the new black for holiday shoppers. a lot of stores plan to open tomorrow as early as 8:00 p.m. after the thanksgiving meals. 7 on your side's michael finney has a look at some of the best deals you w
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
cabrerra lands a new team. >> michael finney taking your questions on twitter and facebook. you can contact michael on twilter at m finney. >> taking a look at sky 7 now, east of livermore, you can see another accident likely used by the roads out there. this car turned over off of 580. of a jackknifed big eerks getting suspended for violating baseball drug policy did not stop melky cabrerra from cashing in. espn reporting he agreed to a contract worth $16 million from the toronto blue jays. he was having a great year for the giants up to that point named mvp and was second in the national league in batting average. giants could have activated cabrerra for playoffs but chose not too. >> ebay is under fire, the justice department filed a lawsuit today claiming the company violated antitrust laws. the government says ebay and intuit conspired to avoid recruiting each other's employees. intuit is not named in this su.. >> the credit reporting agency at the center of an internaggal investigation z a video game living up to the hype whit comes to sales numbers.. >> nicole lapin is here with more
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
the most out of your shopping trip and throughout the holidays. >> and michael finney taking your questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here live later, you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 and on twitter at m finney. >> our first check of traffic this afternoon. and san ÷ francisco skyway is bumper to bumper. a gruesome sight if you're in this every afternoon, i feel for you. >>> face book looking to get rid of false profiles threaten the basic premise of the social network. the man in charge of the company security says an auto mated system is in place to purge fake likes. company has from 150 to 300 employees working to stop fraud. >> some investors going more optimistic about facebook profits. the social networking giant now wants to help you find a job.+s>1÷ good afternoon, lots of facebook news to tell you about. stocks soaring as the largest number flooded into the markets. shares closing up more than 12%. this is with 804 million new shares available for trading. this is the day many employees were allowed to sell stocks since the company wen
ABC
Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> results of this year's trouble in toyland report. michael finney taking a look at which toys you may want to keep off the list this year. >> i love her. >> the program being credited with helping a girl save her mother's life. problem is that it could >>>cu fremont police would le to hear from you if if you know this woman. she approached a home soon after a ups delivery. there she goes, taking a package with canned goods left for collection. so, what to do? if you're going to be out of town, police department in fremont is promoting a courtesy security check to make sure your home is safe. >> volunteers provide checks. anybody can sign up for it. we're really prom yettin yetting -- promoting it this week. >> you can find more about the service and how to sign up on our web site. in oakland police say they used cell phone tracking technologies to make three arrests in connection with armed robberies. the thieves made off with victim's cell phones and tracking applications helped police quickly recover the stolen phones. >> this report may want you want to learnmefzx cpr. a teenager abl
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
minutes on abc 7 news at 5:00 what are the must haves on the wish list? 7 on your side michael finney will show which stores are offering the best deals on products this black friday. including computers, tvs and sporting equipment. >> stay tuned for that. 49ers coach cleared the air today about his ig regular heartbeat ask a possible quarterback controversial. he received electrical therapy. as for the controversy, he says isn't one. >> two quarterbacks we're confident have one force. and... we believe in. and... to me, it's opposite of a controversy. >> coach expects alex smith to be cleared soon. back up quarterback will start sunday if smith is not cleared. >> a bay area woman is going back home tonight after an abc 7 news i team investigation uncovered officials violating a federal regulation. >> that is right. now, the county is changing policy moving the woman back into the home she never wanted to leave. >> the report is that families complained public guardian's office moved a loved one out of their home against wishes now sh the county had to bring her home after proving the
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
by morning and whether it will warm up for your holiday weekend coming up. >> then michael finney, single serving coffee makers, what is the >>> two people are dead and up to 100 others hurt in this massive pile-up on texas highway. many of the vehicles that were involved in a series of chain reactions on interstate ten near beaumont. the accident left 18-wheelers piled on top of cars. many people were driving too fast in very dense fog. as many as 12 people are in critical or serious condition tonight. the crash shut down the highway for hours. even thanksgiving travelers backed up for miles. >> in other news, bay area's largest expo opened in san francisco today. our reporter found that thousands of families chose to to spend their thanksgiving at mocone center. >> the international autoshow is a holiday tradition for thousands of people. his father started the tradition 55 years ago. >> it's the best show we have had in three years. >> the majorer manufacturers have their models on display. this is their first thanksgiving at the show. she is looking at new suvs. >> i think we're looki
KOFY
Nov 21, 2012 12:00am PST
people have been paying for it for years. michael finney is here to explain why you don't have to. >> it is true. some companies show a charge for e-mail, but a lot of people are afraid to stop paying at the risk of using an e-mail address they have had for years. i am here to tell you how to keep your e-mail address and keep it for free. >> also, nudists making their point and taking it all off in san francisco city hall. >> a baby born with part of her heart outside her body. what doctors are doing to help her survive. >> and we are tracking rain on live doppler 7hd. sandhya patel will let us know when you will need the umbrella tomorrow. and then later on "nightline". >> i'm terry moran. coming up next on "nightline" from kipper apps to seasonal traps. our insiders crack the codes to getting the best deals on gifts this holiday season. and after 15 years, 98 cities and a record breaking run, we will bring you behind the sceness of the making of the lion king. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so li
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> michael finney taking your questions on twitter, facebook ask will answer them live later, you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> and sky 7 hd is live right now over breaking news in oakland. in park street, there has been a police chase and a crash. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues right here in just a moment. >>> niners coach made it official today collin cappernick led the niners to victory last weekend over the saints. as alex smith watched from the side lines. smith suffered a concussion three games ago. harbaugh says he feels fortunate to have had two go to guys. >> exciting. >> are you surprised by the decision? >> just happy to be out there. >> two guy that's deserve it that have entered over a long period of time. over the last three games. >> usually players don't use the decision because of injury. >> san jose sharks ticket holders getting a body check. national hockey league is in a lockout. so far, 16 regular season games intrn cancelled. holders have paid about 70%. but first refund checks will be just 89s skpdz won't be in mailbox twoz wee
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
and scores and scores. record breaking day for this college sophomore. >> yes. mazing. michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and face book and we'll answer them live here in just a few minutes. you can contact michael on twitter. >> and sky 7 hd live over 580 in livermore to the right there. kol8s&z parking lot packed. traffic pretty crowded as well. cars trying to make their way, perhaps home, or to thanksgiving destinations. stay with us. abc 7 >>> fremont police are going through lengths to return an item found outside of a child care center yesterday. take a look. a parent found this gold suitcase under a tree outside of the child care center. the front reads happy wedding 12-4, 2008 in usa. and vee yeah weds ronjit. they found it full of wedding pictures. officers tried to locate owners but have not been successful. if you recognize the suitcase or people in the photos, you're asked tofu0 contact the fremont police department. >> today a bankruptcy judge approved a request by hosteess ki"ñ down operations after the maker of twinkies failed to end a strike by the sec
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
have all the cash you need hiding in your jewelry case. >> next, michael finney shows you how to turn unused >>> a look from our roof cam to the embarcadero center, ferry building, bay bridge clear, not much to talk about rain-wise yet. this time tomorrow that should look wet in fact we have a lot of rain coming in friday, saturday, sunday i'll map out your weekend forecast in a minute. >>> 5:13. this morning police in san rafael are searching for an armed man who chose the wrong house to break into. it happened late tuesday night at an apartment in the 200 block of playa delray. two teenaged girls who live there fought the prowler off with a knife while calling 911. the man ran off he received substantial facial injuries and possible stab wounds to the upper body. hospitals are being warned in case he shows up, described as his pan knicks, 19 to 20, 5 -- hispanic, 19 two 20, -- >>> a deal that guarantees jobs to san francisco residents on a warriors arena is in place. under an agreement signed yesterday, a minimum of 25% of those hired to bill the arena will be san francisco resident
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST
on your side's michael finney will have great tips on turning alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >> the final chapter in the movies theater is in theaters this weekend. "twilight" wraps up the epic. we have reaction on the isle. >> after 18 years of being utterly ordinary, i finally felt like a -- i was born to be a vampire. >> so they are back for one final vow and bite. she's now a full-fledged vampire with red eyes. she's fast, strong, even cracks his back and she likes to hundred humans. we are trying to get a clue to the chemistry between the two. >> welcome home. >> they have this house that looks like a thomas kincaid painting. since vampires never sleep they have a lot of time on their hands. it gets pretty steamy on screen. explain those limbs to the younger kids. but the problem is they
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
. coming up, michael finney will have some of the best deals to look for. >>> new and bizarre, berkeley police need your help catching a serial cigarette thief. new photos hoping someone will recognize him and let police know who he is. investigators say the suspect s the store, smashing -- a window and takes off with cigarettes. >>> starting today, travelers flying out of oakland international can register to get up to three days of free parking. passengers sign up at oakland airport's website and download a coupon to park for free only good for tuesday, went day, thursday from now until december 20th. officials say the three days is at the airport's daily lot next to the terminals. those who qualify can save up to $66. >>> let's check the forecast for those who are traveling today or in the near future. >> cold this morning. we shouldn't see the airport delays we saw yesterday. >>> i don't think so not weather-wise clear sky other than fog getting thicker around napa the rest of us have a 10 mile visibility which is unlimited. you can see napa, the fog is getting thicker there, watch
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> michael finney taking your questions will answer them here live just minutes from now. you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> taking a look at traffic now really heavy for drivers trying to make their way across the bay bridge. moving easier towards the >>> anel says it sold three million ipads over the weekend. the tech giant didn't say how many of the new minies were sold reports say it sold out in 60% of the u.s. apple stores. apple started selling on friday. start agent $329 it's the third smaller an full-sized ipad that got an update as well with faster processor and better front facing camera. >> an important deal between cbs and hulu to tell you about. net flix not looking for a co-star. hi, nicole. >> good afternoon. yeah. let's start with net flix. they've adopted a so called poison pill approving a plan making it expensive for an unwelcome buyer to take over. carl icon bought a stake in net flix saying it's an attractive take overcompany but net flix isn't looking for a co-star you mentioned but bloomberg news learned that apple is looking into repla
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
will hear from them. >> are service warranties worth the money? michael finney looks at whe >>> partly sunny and showers today, cooler, mid 50s coast mid to upper 50s for rest of us we may make it to 60 in oakland and fairfield, you will be the exceptions. the next three days after today's showers and temperatures that well cooler tan average we are going to have scat -- cooler than average we are going to have scattered showers tomorrow, cooler than today, sunshine breaks out saturday and sunday, still middle 50s to 60°. >>> 6:15. the organic farmers who pushed to label genetically modified foods say they are moving to other states after california voters defeated prop 37 tuesday, 53% of voters said, no on the measure. the yes on 37 campaign now tells the sacramento bee it is going to try similar efforts in washington, oregon, connecticut and vermont. they maintain the foods are unnatural and harmful to human health. >>> microsoft admitting to consumers the storage space listed for its new surface tablet isn't true. microsoft is listing one model of the new tablet with 32 gig bites of stor
ABC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
behind goodwill. michael finney goes inside stores and reveals locations where you have the best a few sprinkles in the north bay none made it to the ground new system moving north that is going to bring us warmer weather, details of that and a chance of rain as we head towards the weekend coming up. >>> new this morning, toys "r" us says it will be among the slew of stores opening early on thanksgiving. it will open at 8 p.m. on thanksgiving day before your meal is digested, last year toys "r" us opened at 9 p.m.. wal-mart and sears will be opening 8 p.m. on thanksgiving day as well. >>> goodwill popular option for budget conscious shoppers hoping to snag a deal. you may be surprised to learn the charity has a strategy to determine which donations go to which stores. whether you are looking for high fashion or collectibles, michael finney reveals the secret behind good. >> reporter: good morning. turns out there are a few tricks to get a good deal when some think of goodwill as a dumping ground for unwanted stuff. strategic shoppers can find treasures, if they know exactly where to lo
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
to the water department about aging pipes. >> then at 5:00 michael finney looks into the car insurance you need to be covered from a muddy mess like this one. >> happening now, walnut creek police just released surveillance photos from a kidnapping and robbery. >> two men want forward abducting a woman november 7th. this shows one of the men, they're both described white males in their 20s using names aubrey and david. police believe they drove a pickup truck with a loud muffler. police believe they drove her car to several atms, force herg to withdraw mbful they dropped her off, still tide up. police say she's recovered from most injuris.. >> take a look at these pictures. three men wanted for this holdup. investigators say robbers restrained employees in the jerrytown mall. the criminals emptied jewel skpri ran off, nobody was hurt. >> police in oakland reviewing surveillance video of a theft there that happened around 11::30 last night. police say someone broke a door, then took off with precious metals. the museum security system was on at the time of the heist. >> the defendant guilty of t
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
a say. >>> which brand is really best? michael finney with new . >>> welcome back. everybody at 10 miles, unlimited in the horizontal plain a little fog hanging around, very scattered right now. definitely thicker fog in the central valley. tomorrow is going to be one of the warmest days in the forecast, 70 bay and inland mid 60s coast, drop a couple degrees everyday morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine, a few high clouds saturday and sunday going to be dry all three days. >>> facebook is considering taking away users ability to vote on privacy policy changes. the way it is now the company allows users to vote on a change if it receives more than 7,000 comments. then if more than 30% members participate, the results are official. facebook says with a billion members the voting process gets too complicated. >>> americans burn through a staggering amount of batteries, several million a year, aa most popular. michael finney tells us which brand performed best. good morning just in time for the holiday -- crunch, consumer reports results are in on which lasts the longers. melissa
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
from toys to remote controls. michael finney will let you know which brand tests best. >> checking your thanksgiving traffic. yuck is right. my goodness, i would have expected the freeway and everything to be cleared, downtown san francisco, everybody is going to or coming back from thanksgiving feast. lower deck the bay bridge trying to get back to the east bay. not much better heading southbound. >> it looks like a friday afternoon. >> i guess everybody is out there -- maybe they are going shopping. we'll be back >> carolyn: thanksgiving meant something other than turkey for many people today. for car lovers it's the opening of the oot autoshow. the moscone center was packed. many weren't browsing or just browsing. >> i love new cars, i love to look at them and see what is out here. kind of in the market for another new car. maybe this is the year. >> carolyn: the international auto show running through monday. 38 major manufacturers are represented. >> larry: if you thought the cost of parking in san francisco could it could be worse. hong kong executive offered to buy this space for
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
talks about his relationship that cost him his job. >> i'm michael finney all that connected to hundreds of dollars. i will let you know the biggest ways you can save on your >> carolyn: we are on storm watch. here is a live look at what live doppler 7-hd. the system is still moving into the bay area. we are ready for another major soaking and network of web cameras monitoring areas that is causing problems. >> larry: david louie has a look at the technology. >> reporter: it shouldn't be any surprise that here? silicon valley they are icing high-tech. i am standing next to a benign creek right now, but it is flood prone. it can be raging waters and because of all the storm runoff. there is rain gauges and web cams and even sonar to monitor the runoff as the creek channels the water downhill to san francisco bay. 5800 properties line the creek or adjacent flood zone along the county border. residents of menlo park and palo alto to see video from the web cams and in some cases they will get other kinds of alerts. >> when the rainfalls and the upper watershed, it takes at least an hour for
ABC
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> you heard of overloading your washing machine. what about underloading? i'm michael finney. ahead on 7 on your side, a machine that won't do small loads. >> 6 woo 43 on this saturday morning. and top of that mountain right now it's about 38 degrees. winds blowing making it feel much chillier than that. down where the folks live, low 40s, max upper 50s and more from her in a little bit. >> most appliances are designed energy efficiency in mind, and front-loading washers may have a flaw. one points out it can stop everything on laundry day. 7 on your side michael finney is here to explain. >> richard hamline of san francisco is showing us what happens when he puts a small pile of socks into his front-loading washing machine. >> it will shut down in the load is too small. >> he said his new kenmore cycle sometimes stops in the middle of the cycle. leaving water in the drum and he has to reset the machine. >> i accepted this. and i said, well, i have to put up with this, and only to find out in the literature in very small print that this is endemic to this machine. >> here's what he found
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
? on your side's michael finney has the results of a stuffing taste test. >> we leave these pickles the way they are, the entire nation will be sick. will be sick. >> an improv you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> nen who hosts thanksgivi
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
quarterback smith will be starting tonight. >>> naughty and nice. michael finney has consumer reports list of companies offering best customer service in time for the holidays and >>> welcome back. more sunshine than over the weekend, temperatures mild once again today, low to mid 60s, upper 50s to near 60 at the coast. next couple of days, changes are coming back, a little break from the wet weather today, except for a stray shower possible in the north bay, more wet weather tomorrow, especially during the evening and overnight, through wednesday morning, scattered showers early wednesday afternoon, finally drier weather wednesday evening through thursday. >>> 6:15. d it is shopping or travel all sorts of companies will try to earn your business this holiday season. >> as michael finney tells us, some companies are nicer than others. >> reporter: good morning. consumer reports is out with its third annual naughty and nice list. highlighting company policies that deserve a thumbs up or raspberries. this time of year whether you are madly shopping, traveling for the holidays or looking for
ABC
Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
change could be in the works. at 11:45, michael finney will have a follow-up to a 7 on your side investigation. >>> a health warning tonight about children and what is known as the bouncy house. a new study from the journal of pediatrics show those houses can be dangerous. in fact, the report suggests 30 children a day are sent to the emergency room from bounce house accidents. you can see a full report on good morning america on abc7. >>> now to a dramatic and potentially deadly rescue mission under the sea caught on video. divers in the pacific ocean 250 miles off the shores of mexico came upon a giant whale sharken tang getted in a rope -- shark entangled in a rope is struggling for life. >> they turned into an unexpected rescue mission where divers 250 miles south of cabo san lucas came upon a 30-foot whale shark in serious trouble. a thick rope wound so tightly around its body and it had been there so long bar gnaw will cays were -- barnicals were building up on it. >> experienced dive master sprung into action with his pocket knife as the fellow divers looked on anxiously.
ABC
Nov 26, 2012 2:00am PST
could be in the works. at 11:45, michael finney will have a follow-up to a 7 on your side investigation. >>> a health warning tonight about children and what is known as the bouncy house. a new study from the journal of pediatrics show those houses can be dangerous. in fact, the report suggests 30 children a day are sent to the emergency room from bounce house accidents. you can see a full report on good morning america on abc7. >>> now to a dramatic and potentially deadly rescue mission under the sea caught on video. divers in the pacific ocean 250 miles off the shores of mexico came upon a giant whale sharken tang getted in a rope -- shark entangled in a rope is struggling for life. >> they turned into an unexpected rescue mission where divers 250 miles south of cabo san lucas came upon a 30-foot whale shark in serious trouble. a thick rope wound so tightly around its body and it had been there so long bar gnaw will cays were -- barnicals were building up on it. >> experienced dive master sprung into action with his pocket knife as the fellow divers looked on anxiously. more than a hu
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
gun dealers are reporting. >>> are e-readers on your christmas list? michael finney ahead with which models come out on top. >> >> good morning. low clouds not as dense this morning fog out towards livermore and napa, otherwise cloudy start numbers are mainly in the 40s and 50s by the afternoon partly to mostly cloudy numbers from upper 50s at our coast could see sprinkles late in the day to lower 60s around san jose, 62 oakland, 60 san francisco overnight tonight rain develop early evening hours, dry, tomorrow looking at heavy rain in the morning and wind advisory all by 4:00 tomorrow morning, messing up that morning commute. >>> 6:15. retailers aren't the only ones celebrating black friday sales, so are gun dealers. fbi says, it fielded more than 154,000 calls friday for background checks on prospective buyers. 20% increase from last year. the fbi got so many requests its call centers experienced to brief outages. gun dealers say sales have surged since president obama's reelection out of fear that there may be possibly stricter gun laws coming. >>> if an e-reader is on your christ
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
for consumers. >>> texting and data can add up to hundreds. michael finney and come -- >>> good thursday morning. waking up to dry skies in the city, but there are light showers in the north, sunrise at 7:05 we won't be seeing much of that in the next several days. storm number two on the way today, this one here going to sink south throughout the afternoon most of the rain throughout the day in the north bay by the evening overnight, getting into heavy rain, gusty winds and a look at more wet weather for your weekend, coming up. >>> 6:13. cupertino-based apple is expanding offices to a third south bay city. apple has struck a deal with a developer for a two building campus in santa clara on stevens creek boulevard near the cupertino city border the site could accommodate more than 1200 workers and the first building could be completed in 18 months. >>> more people starting small businesses. study found 29 million started new businesses in 2011, 60% increase from 2010. the study says the uptick is a sign more are confident about the economy. also cautions some chose to start their own businesses
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
. michael finney will be back. he takes a trip to paris explaining how you can too. there he is in paris. >> those tl is more coming up at 6:00. >> checking night sky for shooting stars can be randy. >> yes. finding international space station can be an adventure. >> so easy. >> for more information on how to find
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
on a stolen puppy from the spca. the happy home he now found michael finney will answer your questions live in just a few minutes. you can contact michael on facebook.com. and on twitter at m finney. >> taking a look at traffic right now, you can see gray skies. tough for those trying to make their way onto the bay bridge and head >>> a puppy stolen from the spca has been recovered and we're happy to say, adopted. violent stolen october 16th last week an employee spotted violet. police arrested that woman for drug charges and parole violation. the couple had shown interest in violet before she'd been stolen. nice. >> at and t smart phone customers may have money coming their way. the giant agreed to offer refunds for mistakenly forcing them into monthly data plans. the problem began in 2009. a computer error began move something into plans by mystic. -- mistake. at and t agreed to give refunds up to $30 per month. this company must pay $700,000 to the federal government. >> the phone company spending a pretty penny to improve services. >> cory johnson joins us with that and more. >> apple h
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
ahead. coming up the hyundai scandal. it's a story out today that michael finney broke months ao. >> lights coming back on in the bay area tonight. a volunteer that was there cleaning up. >> a new unemployment nums will mean for the presidential race. and voters who will decide it >>> hyundai and kia are in big trouble tonight. >> saying they overstated gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles. >> michael finney reported on this in july. >> i heard about this when one guy with lodged a complaint. there was a large chorus sh but one voice does make a difference. >> louis is filling up his 2011 hyundai elantra. he figured out something wasn't right at the gas pump. every time he bought gas he would write down how much and how far he'd gone. >> about 26,000 miles there was a rating of 29.92. >> that is not what he'd expected. look at the sticker that came with the car. city miles per gallon, 29. highway, 40. the smaller print shows in the city, it could go as high as 34, highway as much as 47 mpg. >> it isn't anywhere close, i've tried every gallon of gas i put into this car. from when i got
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Nov 10, 2012 8:00am PST
overloading the washing machine. i'm michael finney, >> terry: 8:43, a gorgeous morning, you can see forever. you can see san francisco bay bridge, golden gate bridge, you can see alcatraz. temperatures, if you are going sightseeing, wear something warm because it will be mid to upper 50s in most places. with that breeze, winds are going to feel colder than that. most appliances on the market are designed with energy efficiency in mind but front loading washers sometimes have a flaw. here is michael finney. >> richard of san francisco is showing us what happens when he puts a small pile of socks into his front loaded washing machine. >> it will shut down. >> he says his new kenmore washer sometimes stop in the middle of the cycle and he has to reset the machine. >> i accepted this. i have to put up with this only to find out, it's very small print this is endemic to this machine. >> here is what he found. >> in the very small print, very small. >> unbalanced error message could mean the load is too small? so he can only do laundry if he has a lot of it? >> i called sears, i said, listen, i w
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> never too earl hi to find out what is hot for the holidays. >> michael finney shows whaus is likely to top many lists and a]&xlq big >>> seems there is no end to gadgets coming out. sales projected to reach a high this holiday season. >> christmas would not be christmas without gadgets. michael finney is here with a look at what consumers want, most. >> this happens every year. consumer electronics association conducts a survey asking what americans want most for the holidays. this year, many of you said you wanted love and happiness but more of you said, you want electronics.xz5á, go out and you'll see folks imersed in gadgetsgv under head phones,euo texting a friend, buying up the newest electronic cool stuff. >> sales goring to be over to00 billion. >> that is jim barry saying sales will grow, passing $200 billion mark for the first time. devices become more affordable and more engrained in our every day live eefrz year, more people are finding more things to do with them f you by this smart phones, they're adding apps. >> cea repoliced a -- released a survey, and guess what we
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
extra holiday cash might come in handy right about now. 7 on your side's michael finney is here with a great tip for us. >> dan, carolyn, we all have a ripping or bracelet we don't -- a ring or bracelet that we don't wear anymore. it is worth probably more than the gold that's in them. i will show you how to turn your unwanted jewelry into the most amount of money possible. >> well, san francisco's popular car share companies are under attack. why some people want them off the road. >> and the controversy over a woman who turned herself into a real life barbie doll. all of that is coming up and then late other "nightline." >> i'm cynthia mcfaden, dan and carolyn, coming up on "nightline," the latest on the cia sex scandal, the cia agent who sparked the investigation is revealed. and president obama speaks out for the first time. plus the secret lives of those battling the most deadly eating disorder in the country. that's on "nightline." >> and abc7 news at 11:00 >>> who doesn't need a little extra spending money in the holidays? and tonight an easy way to come up with some. >>
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Nov 15, 2012 1:05am PST
come in handy right about now. 7 on your side's michael finney is here with a great tip for us. >> dan, carolyn, we all have a ripping or bracelet we don't -- a ring or bracelet that we don't wear anymore. it is worth probably more than the gold that's in them. i will show you how to turn your unwanted jewelry into the most amount of money possible. >> well, san francisco's popular car share companies are under attack. why some people want them off the road. the c >> and the controversy over a woman who turned herself into a real life barbie doll. all of that is coming up and then late other "nightline." >> i'm cynthia mcfaden, dan and carolyn, coming up on "nightline," the latest on the cia sex scandal, the cia agent who sparked the investigation is revealed. and president obama speaks out for the first time. plus the secret lives of those battling the most deadly eati country. that's on "nightline." >> and abc7 news at 11:00 >>> who doesn't need a little extra spending money in the holidays? and tonight an easy way to come up with some. >> it could be right there in your house. micha
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
want to think twice about the tsa-approved locks. >> michael finney is here with a big problem you may not know about. >> dan, carolyn, the tsa, those locks i should say, only you and the tsa can open them. but thousands of people are complaining them that the locks are disappearing after they check their bags. we looked into why the system doesn't always work. >> also, the abc7i team looks at the stuff that is glueing stuff together, safe to eat or diet danger? >> and sandhya patel will look ahead to the weekend with live doppler 7hd. will it be a total washout? all that have is coming up and then late other "nightline." >> dan and cirl lynn, up next -- and carolyn, up next on "nightline" a man who says he has photographic proof of our climate. and with jerusalem under attack, a report from middle east on the brink. that's on "nightline." >> and abc7 news at 11:00 will >>> if you are flying this holiday season, you probably have thought a lot 3w* using a tsa-approved luggage lock to keep your bag safe. >> it secures your belongings while allowing tsa agents to inspect locked luggage w
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Nov 17, 2012 1:05am PST
the tsa-approved locks. >> michael finney is here with a big problem you may not know about. >> dan, carolyn, the tsa, those locks i should say, only you and the tsa can open them. but thousands of people are complaining them that the locks are disappearing after they check their bags. we looked into why the system doesn't always work. >> also, the abc7i team looks at the stuff that is glueing stuff together, safe to eat or diet danger? >> and sandhya patel will look ahead to the weekend with live doppler 7hd. will it be a total washout? all that have is coming up and then late other "nightline." >> dan and cirl lynn, up next -- and carolyn, up next on "nightline" a man who says he has photographic proof of our climate. and with jerusalem under attack, a report from middle east on the brink. that's on "nightline." (kxañ;ñ;ñ;ñnews at 11:00 will >>> if you are flying this holiday season, you probably have thought a lot 3w* using a tsa-approved luggage lock to keep your bag safe. >> it secures your belongings while allowing tsa agents to inspect locked luggage with a master key th
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> we'll recap semi finals in "dancing with the stars". >> i'm michael finney. blue berries known as a health food but that doesn't always carry over.áh0÷z i'll take a look at products >>> blue berries being touted as a health food and some manufacturers are plastering berries all over their packaging. >> now,p%!xv some findings about that. >> consumer reports find just because it's blue doesn't mean it's blue on the inside. fresh blue berries look luscious, manyv4wh are aware of the healthy reputation. >> i eat them all of the time. >> it's one of the best things you can eat. >> this medical advisor says there is science to back up claims this is a reduction in blood pressure and may help solve the growth of cancer cells. >> but if you think you're getting those benefits from packaged foods, think again. >> we found products that looked like they're loaded for anything but. >> like this pancake mix. there are no blue ber yeez of any kind in the ingredients.. >> keep in mind for disclaimers like imitation blue berries in this case they're made of palm oil and several dyes. it's
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
for it for years. michael finney is here to explain why you don't have to. >> it is true. some companies show a charge for e-mail, but a lot of people are afraid to stop paying at the risk of using an e-mail address they have had for years. i am here to tell you how to keep your e-mail address and keep it for free. >> also, nudists making their point and taking it all off in san francisco city hall. >> a baby born with part of her heart outside her body. what doctors are doing to help her survive. >> and we are tracking rain on live doppler 7hd. sandhya patel will let us know when you will need the umbrella tomorrow. and then later on "nightline". >> i'm terry moran. coming up next on "nightline" from kipper apps to seasonal traps. our insiders crack the codes to getting the best deals on gifts this holiday season. and after 15 years, 98 cities and a record breaking run, we will bring you behind the sceness of the making of the lion king. >> stay with us. abc7 news at >>> an update on the breaking news at the top of the broadcast. the search for a man who fell into a quarry full of water in o
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
every player is paid, including suspended slugger melky cabrerra. >> michael finney q and a just head. i'll answer your questions here a little later. >> enjoy sun while you can. we have dense fog followed by stormy weather. we'll take a look at storms coming up. >> taking a look at traffic on the san mateo bridge. headlights are heading towards hayward and points east. traffic moving well now for drivers heading towards san mateo. stay with us. the news at 4:00 continues right after this. 20-year-old died during a gun battle between soldiers and i gang of drug traffickers they were traveling within mexico. and also today, angus t jones who plays jake harper trashed the show calling it filth?r and told thempeople to stop warning jy posting a notice their words are copy righted but the message is a hoax. >> nasa asked scott kelly to take part in its longest mission yet. they will begin training next year for a year long mission aboard the space station. the two men taking part to examine long term affects of weightlessness on humans. his twin, mark kelly commanded several missions includi
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00am PST
? and tonight an easy way to come up with some. >> it could be right there in your house. michael finney is here now with the story for us. >> holidays are coming up quickly. we are going to need some cash. many people have jewelry they never wear. a lot sell it for the price of the gold or silver the jewelry contains, but by doing that, they could be cheating themselves out of a lot of money. rita cole is arriving at the san francisco office ofcirca, an international jewelry firm. she is here to sell some of her jewelry. >> are you not really wearing anymore? >> no, have i had them in my drawer for quite some time. and it is time for an update. >> she goes over each piece. >> so this is 14caret which you probably know. >> the metal is identified and the diamonds and the other stones examined, but this is different from selling gold. >> we look at every item as a piece of jewelry. we don't just look at this as gold. we look as a stylish gold necklace. >> take this bracelet. what it lacks in gold and stones it makes up in pedigree. >> this is one of their well-known lines. >> it is worth more tha
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
heard of overloading your washing machine. what about underloading in i'm michael finney ahead on 7 on your side. a machine that ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so goo
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
called. michael finney tracks down a bay area retail twror find out why several customers hadn't received furniture they paid for more than a year ago. and what film maker george lucas has planned for billins he's about to get from disney. >> thank you very much. >> san francisco zoo lucky monkey has been named in honor of... giants relief serge yes sergio romo. >> saying it owens yided with the birth of the monkey. >> included posey after catcher buster posey and scutero. >> romo clinched a win for the giants they nided
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
one airline will now cost big bucks. michael finney has details on that. >> first place the president declared victory before he took the stage. the news continues in one minute. >>> police tracking down suspects one by one by a mob last month. investigators arrested nicholas hudson in new york city. police want to you take a look at these pictures of other suspects if you recognize them. this man accused of using his skateboard to smash out windows. they say he is barricade to damage the windshield of the bus. this driver was able to get aeng passengers off safely. >> let's talk about the election. it's was remarkable and driven in large part by the rising influence of social media. abc 7 news follows this closely for us and is here with a look at how the election played out online. >> we've been talking about how it's been at the center of the election. twitter tallied 31 million tweets including this one. this became the most-liked photo with over three million likes and growing this, is in contrast to mitt romney, a man of few words, two words to be exact. posting thank you to sup
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
're there go to michael finney's consumer blog. >> and we'll be back in a moment with a breaking news update >>> investigators just identified one of the residents of a house along with his wife bu. police have not>r identified the victim yesterday. >> police say they don't nowhere he is. officers discovered a woman's body inside of the house after someone called 911 about 7:30 someone called 911 about 7:3jzpf >>> th
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